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Poetry is a form of imaginative literary expression that makes its effect by thesound and imagery of its language Poetry Many poets base their writings on theirpersonal experiences throughout life Some poets write of their memories or hopes or evenEdgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest American writers of all time He wasknown as a poet and critic Poe is one of many authors whos life has been reflectedthroughout his poems and other writingsE A Poe was born in Boston in 1809 He was orphaned in early childhood Hewas raised by a businessman in England from the age of six He returned to the US aftermany years remaining in private schools In America Poe dug himself into a life of alcoholand gambling His foster father John Allan was displeased with this and forced him toPoe hated his job as a clerk quit the job and went back to Boston This upset JohnAllan extremely In Boston Poe published his first book Tamerland and Other Poems Hesoon enlisted and served two years in the United States Army Afterwards Poe published asecond volume to his book naming it Al Aaraaf He began reconciling with Allan who gothim an appointment to the US Military Academy Poe was accepted but was dismissed forneglect of duty after only a short time Allan then disowned Poe permanentlyA couple of years later Poes third book Poems was published He moved againnow to Baltimore where he lived with his aunt and her eleven year-old daughter VirginiaClemm The next year he released another book A MS Found in a Bottle with this hePoe became an editor shortly after the contest he worked for Southern LiteraryMessenger During these two years at the company he married his younger cousinVirginia Viriginia became ill and Poe moved from job to job After eleven years ofmarriage Virginia died and Poe himself became ill He had a dangerous addiction to liquorand drugs These addictions are claimed to be the reason
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